Period
to 16 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Technical Leadership skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Technical Leadership over the 6 months to 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Technical Leadership
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 197 212
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 +61
Permanent jobs citing Technical Leadership 589 1,207 1,348
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.68% 1.69% 1.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.86% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 518 999 1,068
Median annual salary £62,250 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% +4.35% -1.71%
10th Percentile £44,450 £42,500 £41,175
90th Percentile £77,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £67,500 £67,500 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +3.85% -

Technical Leadership is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 32,177 65,031 77,700
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 91.55% 91.24% 91.94%
Number of salaries quoted 25,696 51,801 61,397
Median annual salary £49,000 £45,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +1.11% -
10th Percentile £31,000 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £72,500 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Technical Leadership
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Technical Leadership as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leadership in the UK excluding London

Technical Leadership
Salary Trend in the UK excluding London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Technical Leadership in the UK excluding London.

Salary trend for Technical Leadership in the UK excluding London

Technical Leadership
Salary Histogram in the UK excluding London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Technical Leadership in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Technical Leadership in the UK excluding London

Technical Leadership
Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leadership within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +10 157 £65,000 +4.00% 32
North of England +28 154 £55,000 -8.33% 53
South West +62 113 £62,000 +12.73% 26
North West +58 97 £55,000 -11.58% 33
Midlands +5 89 £75,000 +36.36% 17
West Midlands +23 65 £75,000 +36.36% 12
Yorkshire -8 46 £57,500 +0.39% 12
Scotland +15 43 £65,000 +19.82% 9
East of England +15 40 £72,500 +3.57% 21
East Midlands +18 24 £80,000 +25.49% 5
North East +7 11 £55,000 - 8
Wales +12 3 £51,788 -1.36% 3
Technical Leadership
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, IT jobs citing Technical Leadership also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the UK excluding London region with a requirement for Technical Leadership.

1 244 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (25.81%) DevOps
3 149 (25.30%) Azure
4 143 (24.28%) Mentoring
5 140 (23.77%) AWS
6 131 (22.24%) JavaScript
7 114 (19.35%) Java
8 113 (19.19%) .NET
9 103 (17.49%) SQL
10 101 (17.15%) Test Automation
11 99 (16.81%) Python
12 98 (16.64%) Microservices
13 93 (15.79%) TDD
14 91 (15.45%) Scrum
15 87 (14.77%) Coaching
16 86 (14.60%) Degree
17 83 (14.09%) Software Engineering
17 83 (14.09%) C#
18 80 (13.58%) Microsoft
19 76 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
19 76 (12.90%) Git (software)
19 76 (12.90%) Jenkins
20 73 (12.39%) Kubernetes
21 72 (12.22%) Linux
22 71 (12.05%) Finance
22 71 (12.05%) Terraform
23 66 (11.21%) Docker
24 65 (11.04%) SaaS
25 64 (10.87%) REST
26 63 (10.70%) Analytical Skills

Technical Leadership
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 38 (6.45%) Confluence
2 21 (3.57%) CMS
2 21 (3.57%) Umbraco
3 16 (2.72%) WebSphere
4 15 (2.55%) EPiServer
4 15 (2.55%) Sitecore CMS
5 13 (2.21%) Kentico
6 12 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 11 (1.87%) Headless CMS
7 11 (1.87%) Tomcat
8 9 (1.53%) SAS
9 8 (1.36%) IIS
9 8 (1.36%) OpenStack
10 7 (1.19%) GlassFish
10 7 (1.19%) JBoss
11 5 (0.85%) Camunda
12 4 (0.68%) ArcGIS
12 4 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
12 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.34%) Simulink
4 1 (0.17%) Figma
Business Applications
1 8 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 8 (1.36%) SAP GTS
2 7 (1.19%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 5 (0.85%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.51%) Maximo
5 2 (0.34%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.17%) Shopify
6 1 (0.17%) TrackWise
Cloud Services
1 149 (25.30%) Azure
2 140 (23.77%) AWS
3 65 (11.04%) SaaS
4 59 (10.02%) Serverless
5 56 (9.51%) GCP
6 38 (6.45%) AWS Lambda
7 36 (6.11%) IaaS
8 30 (5.09%) Office 365
9 28 (4.75%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (3.74%) PaaS
11 18 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
11 18 (3.06%) OpenShift
12 15 (2.55%) Amazon S3
12 15 (2.55%) Sauce Labs
13 11 (1.87%) Azure Functions
13 11 (1.87%) GitHub
14 9 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.36%) Force.com
15 8 (1.36%) Power Platform
16 7 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.81%) Firewall
2 27 (4.58%) Network Security
3 14 (2.38%) Wireless
4 13 (2.21%) VSAN
5 12 (2.04%) LAN
5 12 (2.04%) VPN
5 12 (2.04%) WAN
6 10 (1.70%) BGP
6 10 (1.70%) OSPF
7 9 (1.53%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.36%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (1.36%) DNS
8 8 (1.36%) VoIP
9 7 (1.19%) Cisco IPT
9 7 (1.19%) CTI
9 7 (1.19%) HSRP
9 7 (1.19%) Software-Defined Networking
9 7 (1.19%) VLAN
10 6 (1.02%) Ethernet
10 6 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.28%) MongoDB
3 22 (3.74%) NoSQL
4 21 (3.57%) Big Data
5 17 (2.89%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.89%) MySQL
6 14 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
7 13 (2.21%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (2.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 12 (2.04%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.70%) BusinessObjects
9 10 (1.70%) GIS
9 10 (1.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.36%) DB2
11 8 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
13 6 (1.02%) Apache Accumulo
13 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (12.90%) Git (software)
1 76 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 63 (10.70%) JIRA
3 24 (4.07%) Cucumber
4 23 (3.90%) Selenium
5 22 (3.74%) Bitbucket
6 20 (3.40%) TeamCity
7 19 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 18 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.55%) eggPlant
10 14 (2.38%) JUnit
10 14 (2.38%) Maven
11 13 (2.21%) GoCD
12 12 (2.04%) Gradle
12 12 (2.04%) Mockito
13 11 (1.87%) webpack
14 10 (1.70%) Artifactory
14 10 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.70%) GitLab
15 8 (1.36%) Babel
General
1 71 (12.05%) Finance
2 30 (5.09%) Public Sector
3 23 (3.90%) Telecoms
4 19 (3.23%) Law
4 19 (3.23%) Retail
5 13 (2.21%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.04%) Electronics
6 12 (2.04%) Marketing
7 9 (1.53%) Banking
8 8 (1.36%) Legal
9 6 (1.02%) Military
10 5 (0.85%) Games
11 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.51%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.34%) Housing Association
13 2 (0.34%) Local Government
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 148 (25.13%) Developer
2 69 (11.71%) Architect
3 50 (8.49%) Lead Developer
4 47 (7.98%) Senior Developer
5 37 (6.28%) Software Engineer
5 37 (6.28%) Solutions Architect
6 35 (5.94%) Principal Engineer
7 28 (4.75%) Java Developer
7 28 (4.75%) Python Engineer
8 27 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 25 (4.24%) Team Leader
10 24 (4.07%) .NET Developer
11 22 (3.74%) Consultant
12 21 (3.57%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (3.57%) Technical Leader
13 18 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
13 18 (3.06%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.89%) Senior Software Engineer
15 16 (2.72%) Cloud Architect
16 15 (2.55%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (19.19%) .NET
2 64 (10.87%) REST
3 58 (9.85%) .NET Core
3 58 (9.85%) Node.js
4 55 (9.34%) HTML
5 52 (8.83%) ASP.NET
6 48 (8.15%) CSS
7 37 (6.28%) AngularJS
8 34 (5.77%) Django
9 33 (5.60%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 32 (5.43%) Flask
11 31 (5.26%) React
12 30 (5.09%) Spring
13 23 (3.90%) SOAP
14 19 (3.23%) Kafka
15 17 (2.89%) RESTful
15 17 (2.89%) Vue.js
16 14 (2.38%) Web Services
17 13 (2.21%) .NET Framework
17 13 (2.21%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 63 (10.70%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (8.49%) User Experience
3 49 (8.32%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.23%) Data Centre
5 18 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.72%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 13 (2.21%) Mainframe
8 13 (2.21%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (1.87%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.87%) PKI
11 10 (1.70%) Algorithms
11 10 (1.70%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.02%) Cyberattack
14 5 (0.85%) e-Learning
14 5 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.85%) Replication
15 4 (0.68%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (12.22%) Linux
2 50 (8.49%) Windows
3 25 (4.24%) Windows Server
4 17 (2.89%) Android
4 17 (2.89%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (1.87%) Unix
6 9 (1.53%) CentOS
7 4 (0.68%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
8 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.17%) AIX
9 1 (0.17%) Solaris
9 1 (0.17%) VMS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (41.43%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (25.81%) DevOps
3 143 (24.28%) Mentoring
4 101 (17.15%) Test Automation
5 98 (16.64%) Microservices
6 93 (15.79%) TDD
7 91 (15.45%) Scrum
8 87 (14.77%) Coaching
9 83 (14.09%) Software Engineering
10 76 (12.90%) Continuous Integration
11 58 (9.85%) MVC
12 47 (7.98%) Analytics
13 45 (7.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 44 (7.47%) ITIL
14 44 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
15 43 (7.30%) Cybersecurity
15 43 (7.30%) Fintech
16 39 (6.62%) BDD
16 39 (6.62%) Service Delivery
17 37 (6.28%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 131 (22.24%) JavaScript
2 114 (19.35%) Java
3 103 (17.49%) SQL
4 99 (16.81%) Python
5 83 (14.09%) C#
6 42 (7.13%) PowerShell
7 28 (4.75%) TypeScript
8 27 (4.58%) C++
9 23 (3.90%) C
10 19 (3.23%) Bash Shell
11 11 (1.87%) Java 8
12 10 (1.70%) PHP
13 9 (1.53%) Groovy
14 8 (1.36%) Perl
14 8 (1.36%) VB
15 7 (1.19%) MATLAB
15 7 (1.19%) Ruby
16 5 (0.85%) ES6
16 5 (0.85%) Go
16 5 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 86 (14.60%) Degree
2 51 (8.66%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
3 32 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 29 (4.92%) CCNP
5 17 (2.89%) DV Cleared
6 15 (2.55%) CCNA
6 15 (2.55%) CISSP
6 15 (2.55%) ISEB
6 15 (2.55%) ISEB Practitioner
6 15 (2.55%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.55%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (2.38%) Master's Degree
8 10 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
9 9 (1.53%) AWS Certification
9 9 (1.53%) CRISC
9 9 (1.53%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
10 8 (1.36%) MCSE
11 6 (1.02%) PhD
12 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.45%) QA
2 20 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (1.70%) HIPAA
3 10 (1.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (1.53%) COBIT
4 9 (1.53%) GDPR
5 6 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.68%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.51%) NCSC
7 3 (0.51%) NIST
7 3 (0.51%) NIST 800
7 3 (0.51%) RMADS
7 3 (0.51%) WCAG
8 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.34%) PMO
8 2 (0.34%) SLA
9 1 (0.17%) CDISC
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 66 (11.21%) Docker
2 27 (4.58%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.23%) vSphere
5 6 (1.02%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 4 (0.68%) Firmware
6 4 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.68%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.34%) Varnish
7 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.17%) NDS
8 1 (0.17%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 73 (12.39%) Kubernetes
2 71 (12.05%) Terraform
3 49 (8.32%) Ansible
4 23 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (2.21%) Puppet
6 10 (1.70%) Rancher
6 10 (1.70%) Rundeck
7 8 (1.36%) Nessus
7 8 (1.36%) Nexpose
7 8 (1.36%) Packer
8 7 (1.19%) Core Impact
9 5 (0.85%) Salt
10 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.68%) Nagios
10 4 (0.68%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 4 (0.68%) SCCM
11 3 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
12 2 (0.34%) MIIS
12 2 (0.34%) vRealize
12 2 (0.34%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 80 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 43 (7.30%) VMware
3 32 (5.43%) Cisco
4 26 (4.41%) IBM
5 25 (4.24%) HP
6 22 (3.74%) Oracle
7 18 (3.06%) Google
8 17 (2.89%) NetApp
8 17 (2.89%) SAP
9 15 (2.55%) Sitecore
10 14 (2.38%) Meraki
10 14 (2.38%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.21%) EMC
12 12 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
13 11 (1.87%) Splunk
13 11 (1.87%) Veeam
14 10 (1.70%) Adobe
14 10 (1.70%) Atlassian
15 9 (1.53%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.53%) Xamarin